Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UP SKILL - Re­becca Dargie

THE BEN­E­FITS of a ca­reer in real es­tate need no in­tro­duc­tion and TAFE’s Cer­tifi­cate IV in Prop­erty Ser­vices (Real Es­tate) al­lows grad­u­ates to ap­ply for a li­cence through Fair Trad­ing and op­er­ate their own of­fice.

The course cov­ers auc­tions, strata sale by pri­vate treaty, list­ing, mar­ket ap­praisals and in­cludes prop­erty man­age­ment units. Prop­erty law is looked at. Course head teacher Ray­mond Dimarco said that buy­ing and selling prop­erty was of­ten an emo­tional time, and the course fea­tures lots of role-play­ing ex­er­cises cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from tri­bunal rental mat­ters to han­dling client con­flict.

The next course is start­ing at the TAFE Ul­timo cam­pus on Oc­to­ber 13

An auc­tion­eer ac­cred­i­ta­tion course is also start­ing in Oc­to­ber Visit­ses

Stu­dents will be re­quired to at­tend a public auc­tion and com­plete sev­eral as­sign­ments.

To work in this in­dus­try you will be ex­pected to have a cur­rent driver’s li­cence, mod­ern car, be pre­pared to work week­ends to­gether with long daily hours.

In most cases you will be given in­cen­tive bonuses and can ne­go­ti­ate a strong wage, Mr Dimarco said.

A cou­ple look through the win­dow of a real es­tate agency.

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